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NEWS UPDATE: Biafra: ​Igbo youths issue demand on IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

NEWS UPDATE: Biafra: ​Igbo youths issue demand on IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Igbo youth leaders have urged the federal authorities to ensure speedy trial of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The stakeholders requested that Kanu’s prosecution be “fair and in accordance with laid downward laws”.

Their demand is contained in a communiqué issued on Fri in Enugu at the stop of a conference on the security and stability of the part.

In attendance were the Organization of S-East Town Union (ASETU) Youth Wing, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) and National Organization of Nigerian Students (NANS).

The gathering blamed the crisis in the S-East on security architecture and insincerity of the political grade.

The communiqué urged Igbo youths to acquire involved in politics and policymaking in their states.

It urged them to register to vote and actively participate in the forthcoming Anambra Province governorship election.

The youths told the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to give a level-playing ground to all parties.

They backed the choice of Rivers and Lagos to gather Value Added Taxation (VAT) generated from their states and charged S-East governors to back up the displace.

On the farmers-herders crisis, the organizations opposed open grazing and commended governors and legislators of Abia and Enugu for signing the bill into law.

“We are calling on their counterparts in Anambra, Imo and Ebonyi to expedite actions in ensuring the anti-open grazing bill is passed and signed into law.

“Furthermore, we phone on the Federal Regime to exhibit similar dexterity shown in Mazi Nnamdi Kanu example in other regions of the country.”

The communiqué was signed by Okorie Okechukwu, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths; Tony Ejike, NANS; Anita Adaeze, NYCN; Maxwell Ezelagu, NYC, Christian Afulike, ASETU Youth Wing, amongst others.


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